1999 Spring Gathering of the Tribes
New Quarter Park
April 22 - 25, 1999
Wood is the creator of the Robin Wood Tarot and author of The Robin
Wood Tarot:The Bookand
Why ...If, a workbook dealing with ethics from a Pagan/Wiccan perspective.
Robin's work as an artist and author has taken her to the level of being
a common household name in most pagan communities.
Robin is warm, witty, charming, shy, and gregarious. She makes you laugh;
she makes you smile; she makes you think and move into a very special place
inside yourself as you follow her tutelage in the lessons of Tarot and
the Wiccan Path.
Silver is the author of over 30 books including To Ride a Silver BroomStick, Teen Witch, To Light a Scared Flame, Angels, To Stir a Magick Cauldron, HEXCraft, and The Rune Oracle. Silver will be offering Seminars at the Gathering and conducting a Black Forest Tradition Healing Circle.
In November of 1991 Silver received her First Degree from Bried Foxsong of Sacred Hart and is on the rolls of the International Red Garters. She also carries Second and Third Degree status from the Temple of Hecate Triskele of the Caledonii Tradition.
Silver will be available to do private readings at the Gathering for an additional fee. Reservations for consultations are available on a first come, first serve basis. Contact Gathering organizers to make an appointment.
Oxun Olakari' Al'aye
Oxun will be offering workshops about the practices and traditions of Ifa' and Orisha worship as expressed through Yoruba, Afro-Cuba Santeria, and Afro-Brazilian Candomble. She will explain the qualities and attributes of various Orisha (forces in nature as faces of Deities) and the ways in which the Aleyo (non-initiated worshippers can respectfully and productively work with the Orisha traditions.
Rev. Gretchen A.L. Schork, OCL:AL
Rev. Gretchen A.L. Schork, OCL:AL, teacher of Runes since 1985, and Practical Qabalah since 1982. She is an experienced teacher, initiated Scribe, and recovering entrepreneur. Through a broad range of training, she has become the lead member of the Ordo Corona Luci, a non-secret hermetic style ceremonial magical order. Favoring a humorous approach to learning, Rev. Gretchen tends to bring not only information and skills to her classes, but also a deep sense of the enjoyment of the learning process.
Robbins BSN, RN, CVN
Kirk McLaren Amulets by Merlin
Kirk McLaren's foundation in the study in the mysteries began with Qabalahist and Jazz musician Dr. Fred Katz of Southern California in the mid seventies. Kirk first began teaching Tarot in Spokane, Washington at Yhantra Book store in 1980 and has been teaching seminars for Circles, Gatherings and Conventions ever since. He completed his course work in Visual Arts through the "McLaren Studio Academy". Kirk has combined jewelry design and the study of the Tarot to produce a Three Dimensional Tarot System completed in 1993. This approach is based on the images of the Major Arcana in small sculpture that may be tossed like small stones, then read as they fall.
Amulets by Merlin has created a beautiful medallion for us to commemorate the 1999 Spring Gathering of the Tribes
These necklaces are available for purchase at registration for the ridiculously low cost of $20.00. You may also order your medallion directly from Out ot the Dark.
L.B.Taylor, Jr. - a Scorpio- is a native Virginian. He was born in Lynchburg and has a BS degree in Journalism from Florida State University. He wrote about America’s space programs for 16 years, for NASA and aerospace contractors, before moving to Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1974, as public affairs director for BASF Corporations. He retired in 1993. Taylor is the author of more than 300 national magazine articles and 30 nonfiction books. His research for the book “Haunted Houses,” published by Simon and Schuster in 1983, stimulated his interest in area psychic phenomena and led to the publication of five regional Virginia ghost books preceding “The Ghosts of Virginia.” Mr. Taylor will take us on a tour of the supernatural in Virginia. He will present a slide show of rare film footage documenting unexplained apparitions..
Bick Thomas has been a practicing magician for over 14 years, and graduated from William & Mary with a major in Medieval / Classical history. He has published several articles in local pagan newsletters, and has conducted extensive research into the religious and magical practices of the ancient world.
Rev. WhiteDove, BS, Behavioral & Social Science; Candidate MSW/MPW
A new mom who takes her religion, her family and her education, very seriously. Rev. WhiteDove, a Practicing Wiccan HPS, has emerged victorious in a year long battle to adopt her daughter and is now stepping out of the shadows and into her own light. Dove is a stronge advocate for community and brings with her experiences and insights available to few and valuable to all.
Donna brings to the Gathering many years of experience as a Designer and Historian. Her extensive knowledge of “the Old Ways” includes the Culinary Arts, Clothing Design, Hair Braiding, Beading, Herb lore, and so much more!
Rev. LaBette Kemp PhD.
LaBette is an activist within and out of the Pagan community. She is currently working towards yet another degree at the University of West Virginia. Her background is in the Sisterhood and Wicca, her history is empowerment. She has facilitated workshops on anger management, grief, empowerment and the warrior aspect of the Goddess.
Wind Walker, RN, BSW, State AIDS Educator
Windwalker is currently attending WVU for her MSW/MPA. In her spare time she is mother to four daughters and promotes AIDS prevention and education to all who will listen.
Larry W. Dent, J. D.
Larry is a retired attorney and a former Mayor and District Attorney. He is also the Co-Founder of the Broken Gourd Circle in Morgantown, WV, the former Judge -Pacific Northwest Intertribal Council and a long term student of Ancient Religion, Metaphysics and Indigenous Spirituality.
LadyOwl is a Wiccan priestess ostensibly from an eclectic tradition, but she keeps wandering into this celtic thing.... Sometime back a High Priestess asked her if she practiced Music Magick - a logical question to ask a Pagan musician. After staring blankly for a few minutes, LadyOwl was off on a new tangent, with music firmly in tow. Then there's this inner child, play in the mud, uh clay thing. A passion from high school and college days, she figured she'd get back to it one day, probably when she retired. Then she went to a guided meditation at a festival and they handed her a hunk of clay ... these pesky muses can be hard to shake....
Lady Alexandra Marie Windsong
Lady Windsong is a healer, teacher, psychic, spiritual and intuitive counselor, shaman and high priestess. Her spiritual practice could best be described as eclectic paganism, with influences from many traditions, including those she has experienced in past lives. Lady Windsong maintains a private healing practice in which she assists her clients on their journey to healing and wholeness. In addition, Lady Windsong is a writer nd the publisher of "The Healing Connection", a magazine about healing, metaphysics, and spirituality. She is also the producer of The Healing Way Essences, vibrational essences to facilitate healing, growth and transformation.
Ritual, and various other functions throughout
the Gathering, are being performed by the EarthRising
and Risning Tide CUUPS groups
The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans is formed for the purposes
of enabling networking among Pagan identified UUs; providing outreach of
Unitarian Universalism to the broader Pagan Community; providing educational
materials on Paganism for Unitarian Universalist congregations and the
general public; promoting Pagan and Jewish / Christian dialogue; encouraging
the development of theological and liturgical materials based on earth
and nature centered religious and spiritual perspectives; encouraging greater
use of music, dance, visual arts, poetry, story, and creative ritual in
Unitarian Universalist worship and celebration; providing support for Pagan
identified UU religious professionals and ministerial students; and fostering
healing relationships with our Mother the Earth and all her children.
There will be special children's activities throughout the event. the traditional potluck dinner Friday night, followed by a bonfire and drumming, a HUGE Bonfire Saturday night after a special performance by
and Fall Gathering of the Tribes sponsored by Out of the Dark, Inc., which
are held in Yorktown, Virginia are not associated with any other "Gathering
of the Tribes" festivals which may be held on occasion in other parts of